WELCOME     The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society was founded by Walt Robertson and friends in 1953 in the University District of Seattle. The Society is devoted to the understanding and development of the folklore of this area. Collection, study, preservation, publication, and performance are all aspects of the Society’s activities. The people of the Pacific Northwest are heir to a rich heritage of legend, song, dance, and other forms of lore. This study greatly aids the understanding not only of ourselves, but of our forebears and the land from which they sprung.

ABOUT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOLKLORE SOCIETY 

The NW HOOT     The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society’s e-zine the NW HOOT (as in hootenanny) announces upcoming events and includes articles on folk music, folklore and the traditional music scene in the Pacific Northwest.

HISTORY OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOLKLORE

PACIFIC NORTHWEST SONGSA project to collect and present songs that relate to the history, people, and places of the Pacific Northwest.

COFFEEHOUSE CONCERTS     We produce monthly concerts every 2nd Friday at Couth Buzzard Books. Here are upcoming  Events, and also Past Performances. At right, a concert with Seumas Gagne at the Couth.

JAMS around the Seattle Area 
Music Is Not A Spectator Sport!

STEW’S FOLK MUSIC CORNER Every 2nd Saturday
Come to Couth Buzzard Books/Café Espresso Buono every 2nd Saturday, from noon ’til 1:30 pm, play a few tunes, sing some songs over a cup of coffee or tea and a lunch-time snack.  Bring Back America Singing

MUSIC from the PNW